STM32 Power Shield: The New Reference for Ultra-Low-Power Measurements

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The STM32 Power Shield (X-NUCLEO-LPM01A) launching on January 27, 2017, is ST’s most accurate ultra-low power monitoring board for IoT (Internet of Things) devices. Featuring dynamic measurements ranging from 100 nA to 50 mA, it has a very high sampling rate ever for such a tool since it can reach 3.2 million samples per second. And because to know the Power Shield is to immediately embrace it, the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) chose the X-NUCLEO-LPM01A as their newest reference platform for their ULPMark benchmark.

This is a significant accomplishment because managing the consumption of ultra-low-power devices is one of the hardest challenges and teams can seamlessly optimize performance, choose the right battery, or select a pertinent microcontroller (MCU), with an accurate and reliable view of their device’s power draw. This issue is so fundamental that papers have been written on the importance of modeling “the energy consumption of IoT applications at the pre-deployment and pre-production stages”, and companies often invest in expensive equipment to get the job done. Today, ULPMark has proven itself as a fantastic benchmark to accurately evaluate the efficiency of microcontrollers (MCU), and the STM32 Power Shield provides an affordable alternative to high-end solutions without sacrificing functionality.

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